Master of Theology

includes:

Master of Theology

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Master of Theology MTh

Availability

Master of Theology (1716TH)

On Campus - Canberra
On Campus - Ming Hua
On Campus - United Theological College
Online - Canberra

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Theology

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants for the Master of Theology must meet the following admission requirements:

hold a Bachelor degree in Theology (or AQF equivalent)

OR

have obtained a Credit average or higher in a Graduate Diploma of Theology (or AQF equivalent) in Theology or Divinity.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

No special arrangements apply

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Course Structure

The Master of Theology consists of 96 points. Students choose between a Coursework or a Research option.

Students selecting the Coursework option complete the compulsory subject THL501 Guided Research (16 points) plus 5 restricted electives (80 points).

Students selecting the Research option complete two compulsory subjects THL514 Theological Hermeneutics (16 points) and THL650 Theology Masters Coursework Dissertation (32 points), plus 3 restricted electives (48 points).

All students must choose two subjects (32 points) from one of the following discipline areas:

Systematic Theology
THL512 Contemporary Theology in a Global Context (16 points)
THL542 Political Theology (16 points)
THL544 Theology and Spirituality in Contemporary Engagement (16 points)
THL545 Classic Texts in Christian Theology (16 points)

Biblical Studies
THL511 Contemporary Approaches to Biblical Studies (16 points)
THL517 Advanced Biblical Exegesis (16 points)
THL535 Seminar in Biblical and Theological Interpretation (16 points)

Practical Theology
THL518 Studies in Liturgy and Worship (16 points)
THL519 Contemporary Issues in Practical Theology (16 points)
THL540 Public Theology (16 points)

Church History
THL513 Church History Methodology (16 points)
THL533 The Philosophy of Religious History (16 points)

PLUS

Select Option 1 or 2 below:

Option 1: Coursework
Compulsory subject: THL501 Guided Research (16 points)

PLUS

3 subjects chosen from the following list:

Restricted Electives
MIN500 Foundations of Church Ministry (16 points)
MIN522 Advanced Seminar in Mission and Evangelism (16 points)
MIN540 Approaches to Enquiry in Ministry (16 points)
THL511 Contemporary Approaches to Biblical Studies (16 points)
THL512 Contemporary Theology in a Global Context (16 points)
THL513 Church History Methodology (16 points)
THL514 Theological Hermeneutics (16 points)
THL517 Advanced Biblical Exegesis (16 points)
THL518 Studies in Liturgy and Worship (16 points)
THL519 Contemporary Issues in Practical Theology (16 points)
THL533 The Philosophy of Religious History (16 points)
THL535 Seminar in Biblical and Theological Interpretation (16 points)
THL540 Public Theology (16 points)
THL542 Political Theology (16 points)
THL544 Theology and Spirituality in Contemporary Engagement (16 points)
THL545 Classic Texts in Christian Theology (16 points)

Option 2: Research
Compulsory subjects
THL514 Theological Hermeneutics (16 points)
THL650 Theology Masters Coursework Dissertation (32 points)

PLUS

One subject chosen from the Compulsory Subject / Restricted Electives listed above for the Coursework option (this may include THL501).

Enrolment Pattern

Due to the nature and structure of the degree, students will work out their enrolment pattern in conjunction with their course advisor.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

MIN500 Foundations of Church Ministry
MIN540 Approaches to Enquiry in Ministry

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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